According to Boris Johnson, there are indications that Russia is planning “the biggest war in Europe since 1945”. The British Prime Minister, after meeting Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky, said this in an interview with the BBC.
“According to the intelligence services, Russia plans to invade Ukraine and surround the capital Kiev,” Johnson told the news channel. According to the latest US government estimates, the number of troops along the Ukrainian border, in both Belarus and Russia, is between 170 thousand and 190 thousand.
Johnson also said that intelligence agencies expect Russia to invade Ukraine not only from the east, through the Donbas region, but also from Belarus and the region around Kiev. “I am afraid that this plan could lead to the biggest war in Europe since 1945, if only in terms of scale,” said the prime minister of the situation. Johnson fears the invasion will cost many lives.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg also expects the Russian army to carry out a “large-scale attack” on Ukraine. He said this on Saturday in Munich where a security conference was taking place. “We all agree that the probability of an attack is very high,” Stoltenberg told German broadcaster ARD.
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